Donor Profile 10/18/2019

Chef Ben Kramer - Winnipeg, MB


1. Describe the event you're hosting for The Big Social? Is it a potluck, a dinner party, an office lunch? Something else?

We are throwing a vegan brunch for The Big Social. 4 courses. 3 different chefs.

Lots of food and good times! We are hosting this brunch at The Norwest Community Food Centre to get our guests into the centre so they can see all of the good work getting done there.

2. Why are you hosting a meal for The Big Social? 

I’m hosting an event for several reasons. The obvious is to raise money for Norwest. They do such incredible work and it’s the least I can do to help. The other reason, is getting guests to see the space. I’d like them to feel the power of breaking bread together at the centre. Food and community is what they are all about. 

3. What would you say to convince someone who hasn't signed up yet that they should sign up to host? 

If you’re a seasoned dinner party host, have a big dinner party. It’s fun and supports a great cause.
If not, you can still help. It’s as easy as having a few friends over for dinner. Have a potluck if cooking for a group is out of your comfort zone. Good food and friends - all while making a difference in our community. You can’t go wrong!
 

Margo Pineau - Montreal, QC


1. Describe the event you're hosting for The Big Social? Is it a potluck, a dinner party, an office lunch?
 
On Friday, November 1st starting at 7 pm, we are turning our regular monthly dance at the Montreal West Curling Club into a benefit that we’re calling Eat, Dance and Do Good. We’re inviting guests to bring a plate of canapés to share and instead of an entry fee, we’re asking them to make a donation to The Big Social. 
 
2. Why are you hosting a meal for The Big Social?
 
My family has been involved with the Depot Community Food Centre for the past few years. It’s important because too many people struggle to put food on the table, and that has serious impacts on their physical and mental health, and their ability to participate in society. By eating (and dancing) together on November 1st, we’re joining thousands of people across the country in celebrating the power of food, and raising money for the Depot and Community Food Centres Canada. 
 
3. What would you say to convince someone who hasn't signed up yet that they should sign up to host?

If you’re considering hosting an event, don’t wait to get started.  The time is now to help put good food on the table in every home in Canada.  Thanks to CFCCs brilliant idea, we can make a difference in the lives of so many, while entertaining our friends and colleagues and having a good time ourselves.  A win-win situation!